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In 2013, the WNST community was once again my Christmas miracle

Posted on 25 December 2013 by Glenn Clark

To those who celebrate, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. To those who don’t, I hope you enjoy/enjoyed your holidays/Winter celebrations.

I don’t have a lot for you today, but what I have is important.

You guys never cease to amaze me. Never. I wandered downstairs Monday morning at The Zone Superstore Studios in Towson and looked around and just felt dumbfounded.

The picture I snapped wasn’t even CLOSE to a reflection of how many coats/jackets/hats/etc. you all had collected. It was incredible. It was overwhelming. I was truly moved. I never know how our charity events/drives are going to go and I’m probably a bit more obsessive than necessary when it comes to these things.

It’s personal for me. Personal in that I’ve known people-in fact I’ve known people well-who have gone to facilities just like The Helping Up Mission. Truth be told, I’ve had close friends who have needed to right their life at The Mission.

This is Baltimore. This is “Smalltimore”. It’s Christmas, forgive my emotions. This really is something that matters that much to me. I’m grateful to find myself roughly a decade into my career as a sports talk host at a station I grew up listening to, but I am not capable of funding or lifting up these places on my own.

To have the opportunity to lend my voice and my heart to places like The Helping Up Mission…I can’t really describe it. But as Drew and I always say, these events aren’t about “us”, per se. We’re not the WNST community. We’re merely the members of the WNST community with the microphones in front of us.

The WNST community is made up of local sports fans-people who care deeply about the Orioles, Ravens, Capitals, Maryland, Towson, Navy, UMBC, etc. More importantly, the WNST community is made up of people who care DESPERATELY about our community. People who aren’t in Charm City because they have to be-people that are here because this is HOME.

The scene at The Helping Up Mission Monday was overwhelming. Hundreds of men came through the Conference Room to sift through those thousands or items to find clothes for themselves and for their families. For many of the men, this was their only opportunity to provide a Christmas for their loved ones.

Each man stopped to say “thank you” and “Merry Christmas”. Like every year, it was incredibly moving. After the residents came through, the staff of the Helping Up Mission brought dozens more Baltimoreans in RIGHT OFF THE STREET to find those coats that could help keep them warm. The items that were leftover after that point were then sent to other shelters throughout Baltimore.

You saved Christmas, WNST community. You guys are heroes. Every single one of you.

Even after these thousands of items were taken to the HUM, roughly a thousand more were headed to Goodwill as well.

An unscientific poll from WNST/Enoch Office Equipment and the Mission determined the 2013 Coat Drive (our fifth) to be significantly our most successful. That’s what the WNST community is. That’s what the WNST community does.

That’s why I’m so damn grateful to be a part of the WNST community this and every holiday season. You collected THOUSANDS of canned goods and non-perishable food items for SARC in Harford County and just a month later collected thousands of coats and winter weather items. Who does that?

You guys rock. I don’t know what else to say. You’re my Christmas miracle once again.

Please let me use this space to thank all of those who have helped us. Drew Forrester envisioned this five years ago. His idea at the time was to simply drive downtown and start handing out coats. Tony from Rosedale wisely directed us instead to HUM, where Barry Burnett has coordinated with us every year.

Rick Donovan and Sherrie Jones from Enoch Office Equipment have been a vital part of this since Day 1. There’s a reason Joe Enoch has been able to put together such a successful business. His crew is amazing. They help us transport the coats, they collect coats, they advertise the campaign, they set up the “shopping” time and Rick and Sherrie walk around with each man in the Mission to help them find exactly what they need.

Peter DiLutis, Nestor Aparicio, Luke Jones, Thyrl Nelson, Ryan Chell, Paul Kopelke, Ashley Bishoff, Brett Dickinson, Barry Kamen, Shawn Credle, Max Buchdahl, Ethan Felderstein, Nick Dorsey, etc. etc. etc. make up the WNST crew that attacks this drive at a level comparable to breaking a story about the Ravens or fielding a paying client. They’re awesome at EVERYTHING they do-especially when it comes time to do the right thing for the community.

Buffalo Wild Wings in White Marsh, Bel Air and Owings Mills all went out of their way to host drives this month-sometimes even risking fire code! Ravens LB Jameel McClain, LS Morgan Cox, OT Eugene Monroe, WR Marlon Brown, WR/KR Jacoby Jones and DL Chris Canty all kindly signed footballs to give away in exchange for gear. The WWE and Baltimore Arena provided tickets to give away, as did Rams Head Live and The Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. Jason Butt and Triumph Books donated incentives, as did The Zone Superstore, Freedmont Mortgage, Gary S. Williams & Ronnie Lott, Press Box and more.

If I’ve forgotten anyone I apologize profusely. An undertaking of this size doesn’t happen without the support of many.

But it’s you the listeners-the WNST community-that have come through the most. This drive ONLY happens because of you. The WNST community is amazing. The WNST community is the best representation of our city I could ever possibly imagine.

God bless you all. Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. Thank you…from the bottom of my heart…thank you.

I truly love you all.

-G

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 15

Posted on 13 December 2013 by Luke Jones

Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game and local college games this season.

Luke Jones finished Week 14 with a 13-3 record while Drew Forrester was 10-6 on his picks. Entering Week 15, Jones is 128-79 on the season while Forrester is 123-84. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.

Jones and Forrester incorrectly picked Denver to beat San Diego to kick off Week 15 action.

You can listen to Friday’s “Picks and Comment” segment HERE.

Ravens at Lions: Detroit 35-17 (Drew), Detroit 27-20 (Luke)
Redskins at Falcons: Washington 30-20 (Drew), Atlanta 27-21 (Luke)
49ers at Buccaneers: Tampa Bay 24-21 (Drew), San Francisco 21-13 (Luke)
Cardinals at Titans: Tennessee 28-20 (Drew), Arizona 26-21 (Luke)
Saints at Rams: New Orleans 38-24 (Drew), New Orleans 34-20 (Luke)
Seahawks at Giants: Seattle 19-14 (Drew), Seattle 20-16 (Luke)
Bears at Browns: Cleveland 20-13 (Drew), Cleveland 24-23 (Luke)
Texans at Colts: Indianapolis 30-17 (Drew), Indianapolis 31-20 (Luke)
Bills at Jaguars: Jacksonville 27-21 (Drew), Jacksonville 21-16 (Luke)
Patriots at Dolphins: Miami 23-20 (Drew), New England 24-17 (Luke)
Eagles at Vikings: Philadelphia 34-21 (Drew), Philadelphia 32-20 (Luke)
Jets at Panthers: Carolina 30-13 (Drew), Carolina 27-12 (Luke)
Chiefs at Raiders: Kansas City 27-17 (Drew), Kansas City 24-14 (Luke)
Packers at Cowboys: Green Bay 27-24 (Drew), Dallas 31-20 (Luke)
Bengals at Steelers: Cincinnati 33-27 (Drew), Cincinnati 23-20 (Luke)
Towson at Eastern Illinois: Panthers 44-39 (Drew), Panthers 34-24 (Luke)
Army vs. Navy: Midshipmen 27-6 (Drew), Midshipmen 23-17 (Luke)

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 14

Posted on 06 December 2013 by Luke Jones

Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game and local college games this season.

Luke Jones finished Week 13 with a 12-4 record while Drew Forrester was 9-7 on his picks. Entering Week 14, Jones is 115-76 on the season while Forrester is 113-78. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.

Jones correctly picked Jacksonville to beat Houston Thursday night while Forrester incorrectly picked the Texans to win to kick off Week 14 action.

You can listen to Wednesday’s “Picks and Comment” segment HERE.

Vikings at Ravens: Baltimore 27-7 (Drew), Baltimore 24-13 (Luke)
Dolphins at Steelers: Pittsburgh 27-23 (Drew), Pittsburgh 21-16 (Luke)
Colts at Bengals: Cincinnati 37-10 (Drew), Cincinnati 23-20 (Luke)
Chiefs at Redskins: Kansas City 27-24 OT (Drew), Kansas City 26-17 (Luke)
Browns at Patriots: New England 30-17 (Drew), New England 30-20 (Luke)
Raiders at Jets: 16-16 TIE (Drew – pick is worth five wins if it happens), Oakland 20-13 (Luke)
Lions at Eagles: Detroit 24-20 (Drew), Philadelphia 27-21 (Luke)
Bills at Buccaneers: Buffalo 23-21 (Drew), Tampa Bay 23-21 (Luke)
Falcons at Packers: Green Bay 23-13 (Drew), Green Bay 24-21 (Luke)
Titans at Broncos: Denver 31-21 (Drew), Denver 34-20 (Luke)
Rams at Cardinals: Arizona 26-10 (Drew), Arizona 17-13 (Luke)
Giants at Chargers: San Diego 38-17 (Drew), San Diego 31-23 (Luke)
Seahawks at 49ers: San Francisco 20-17 (Drew), San Francisco 20-16 (Luke)
Panthers at Saints: New Orleans 24-20 (Drew), New Orleans 27-21 (Luke)
Cowboys at Bears: Chicago 28-27 (Drew), Dallas 27-20 (Luke)
Fordham at Towson: Tigers 35-31 (Drew), Tigers 27-23 (Luke)

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 13

Posted on 27 November 2013 by Luke Jones

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Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game and local college games this season.

Luke Jones finished Week 12 with a 5-8 record while Drew Forrester was 8-5 on his picks. Entering Week 13, Jones is 103-72 on the season while Forrester is 104-71. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.

You can listen to Wednesday’s “Picks and Comment” segment HERE.

Steelers at Ravens: Baltimore 26-20 (Drew), Pittsburgh 17-13 (Luke)
Packers at Lions: Detroit 27-20 (Drew), Detroit 27-17 (Luke)
Raiders at Cowboys: Dallas 31-14 (Drew), Dallas 34-21 (Luke)
Titans at Colts: Tennessee 23-21 (Drew), Indianapolis 27-20 (Luke)
Jaguars at Browns: Cleveland 13-9 (Drew), Cleveland 17-10 (Luke)
Buccaneers at Panthers: Carolina 24-16 (Drew), Carolina 23-10 (Luke)
Bears at Vikings: Minnesota 33-16 (Drew), Minnesota 26-17 (Luke)
Patriots at Texans: New England 38-13 (Drew), New England 31-15 (Luke)
Cardinals at Eagles: Arizona 21-20 (Drew), Arizona 24-23 (Luke)
Dolphins at Jets: New York 24-17 (Drew), Miami 20-16 (Luke)
Broncos at Chiefs: Denver 34-20 (Drew), Denver 28-17 (Luke)
Falcons at Bills: Buffalo 20-13 (Drew), Atlanta 21-20 (Luke)
Rams at 49ers: San Francisco 27-12 (Drew), San Francisco 24-14 (Luke)
Bengals at Chargers: Cincinnati 30-27 (Drew), San Diego 31-24 (Luke)
Redskins at Giants: Washington 24-17 (Drew), New York 24-17 (Luke)
Saints at Seahawks: New Orleans 21-17 (Drew), Seattle 24-23 (Luke)
Maryland at NC State: Wolfpack 17-16 (Drew), Wolfpack 24-16 (Luke)

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 12

Posted on 22 November 2013 by Luke Jones

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Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game and local college games this season.

Luke Jones finished Week 11 with a 10-5 record while Drew Forrester was 10-5 on his picks. Entering Week 12, Jones is 98-64 on the season while Forrester is 96-66. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.

Forrester and Jones correctly picked New Orleans to beat Atlanta to kick off Week 12.

You can listen to Friday’s “Picks and Comment” segment HERE.

Jets at Ravens: Baltimore 23-9 (Drew), Baltimore 19-12 (Luke)
Steelers at Browns: Pittsburgh 17-16 (Drew), Pittsburgh 20-17 (Luke)
Buccaneers at Lions: Detroit 30-10 (Drew), Detroit 27-14 (Luke)
Jaguars at Texans: Houston 24-13 (Drew), Houston 20-12 (Luke)
Vikings at Packers: Green Bay 27-20 (Drew), Green Bay 23-16 (Luke)
Chargers at Chiefs: San Diego 27-24 (Drew), Kansas City 24-21 (Luke)
Panthers at Dolphins: Miami 21-20 (Drew), Carolina 24-16 (Luke)
Bears at Rams: St. Louis 30-20 (Drew), Chicago 27-20 (Luke)
Titans at Raiders: Tennessee 17-10 (Drew), Oakland 20-16 (Luke)
Colts at Cardinals: Indianapolis 23-20 (Drew), Indianapolis 24-23 (Luke)
Cowboys at Giants: Dallas 33-30 (Drew), New York 26-21 (Luke)
Broncos at Patriots: Denver 34-23 (Drew), Denver 31-21 (Luke)
49ers at Redskins: San Francisco 24-20 (Drew), San Francisco 23-17 (Luke)
Boston College at Maryland: Eagles 20-14 (Drew), Terrapins 20-17 (Luke)
James Madison at Towson: Tigers 33-22 (Drew), Tigers 31-20 (Luke)
Navy at San Jose State: Spartans 28-23 (Drew), Midshipmen 24-20 (Luke)
Morgan State at Delaware State: Hornets 29-19 (Drew), Hornets 23-13 (Luke)

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens – Week 11

Posted on 19 November 2013 by Luke Jones

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Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 23-20 overtime loss against the Chicago Bears in Week 11. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2013 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

You can listen to their full explanation HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Justin Tucker
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6) Chris Canty
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5) Sam Koch
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4) A.Q. Shipley
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3) Marshal Yanda
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2) Jimmy Smith
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1) Ray Rice
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Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 11

Posted on 15 November 2013 by Luke Jones

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Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game and local college games this season.

Luke Jones finished Week 10 with a 7-7 record while Drew Forrester was 8-6 on his picks. Entering Week 11, Jones is 88-59 on the season while Forrester is 86-61. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.

Forrester and Jones correctly picked Indianapolis to beat Tennessee to kick off Week 11.

You can listen to Friday’s “Picks and Comment” segment HERE.

Ravens at Bears: Chicago 24-13 (Drew), Chicago 20-17 (Luke)
Falcons at Buccaneers: Tampa Bay 20-14 (Drew), Tampa Bay 24-21 (Luke)
Jets at Bills: New York 23-20 (Drew), New York 23-16 (Luke)
Lions at Steelers: Detroit 27-19 (Drew), Detroit 21-20 (Luke)
Redskins at Eagles: Philadelphia 34-17 (Drew), Philadelphia 27-16 (Luke)
Chargers at Dolphins: San Diego 28-21 (Drew), San Diego 26-20 (Luke)
Browns at Bengals: Cincinnati 23-16 (Drew), Cincinnati 27-14 (Luke)
Raiders at Texans: Oakland 19-16 (Drew), Houston 24-23 (Luke)
Cardinals at Jaguars: Arizona 24-17 (Drew), Arizona 21-12 (Luke)
Vikings at Seahawks: Seattle 35-10 (Drew), Seattle 27-11 (Luke)
49ers at Saints: New Orleans 27-13 (Drew), New Orleans 24-16 (Luke)
Packers at Giants: New York 28-16 (Drew), Green Bay 20-16 (Luke)
Chiefs at Broncos: Kansas City 24-20 (Drew), Denver 27-14 (Luke)
Patriots at Panthers: New England 21-17 (Drew), Carolina 21-20 (Luke)
Maryland at Virginia Tech: Hokies 50-0 (Drew), Hokies 37-10 (Luke)
Towson at William & Mary: Tigers 38-33 (Drew), Tigers 31-23 (Luke)
South Alabama at Navy: Midshipmen 27-24 (Drew), Midshipmen 24-16 (Luke)

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens – Week 10

Posted on 12 November 2013 by Luke Jones

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Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 20-17 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2013 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

You can listen to their full explanation HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Daryl Smith
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6) Justin Tucker
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5) Torrey Smith
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4) Elvis Dumervil
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3) James Ihedigbo
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2) Jimmy Smith
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1) Lardarius Webb
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Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 10

Posted on 08 November 2013 by Luke Jones

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Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game, local college games, and their respective high school games this season.

Luke Jones finished Week 9 with an 8-5 record while Drew Forrester was 4-9 on his picks. Entering Week 10, Jones is 81-52 on the season while Forrester is 78-55. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.

Forrester correctly picked Minnesota to beat Washington while Jones incorrectly picked the Redskins to win to kick off Week 10.

You can listen to Friday’s “Picks and Comment” segment HERE.

Bengals at Ravens:
Baltimore 21-20 (Drew), Cincinnati 27-20 (Luke)
Jaguars at Titans:
Tennessee 28-10 (Drew), Tennessee 24-13 (Luke)
Eagles at Packers:
Philadelphia 27-24 (Drew), Green Bay 24-21 (Luke)
Bills at Steelers:
Pittsburgh 20-10 (Drew),  Pittsburgh 17-16 (Luke)
Raiders at Giants:
New York 27-14 (Drew), New York 26-17 (Luke)
Rams at Colts:
Indianapolis 34-17 (Drew), Indianapolis 30-14 (Luke)
Seahawks at Falcons:
Atlanta 24-21 (Drew), Seattle 24-20 (Luke)
Lions at Bears:
Chicago 26-23 (Drew), Detroit 27-21 (Luke)
Panthers at 49ers:
San Francisco 27-17 (Drew), San Francisco 20-16 (Luke)
Texans at Cardinals:
Arizona 23-16 (Drew), Houston 24-21 (Luke)
Broncos at Chargers:
Denver 38-28 (Drew), Denver 34-26 (Luke)
Cowboys at Saints:
New Orleans 28-24 (Drew), New Orleans 31-27 (Luke)
Dolphins at Buccaneers:
Miami 23-19 (Drew), Tampa Bay 19-16 (Luke)
Syracuse at Maryland:
Orange 26-24 (Drew), Terrapins 24-17 (Luke)
Hawaii at Navy:
Midshipmen 33-10 (Drew), Midshipmen 34-14 (Luke)
North Carolina A&T at Morgan State:
Aggies 29-25 (Drew), Aggies 27-13 (Luke)
Broadneck at Glen Burnie:
Gophers 33-14 (Drew), Bruins 51-6 (Luke)

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens – Week 9

Posted on 05 November 2013 by Luke Jones

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Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 24-18 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 9. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2013 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

You can listen to their full explanation HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Torrey Smith
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6) Corey Graham
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5) Terrell Suggs
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4) Arthur Jones
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3) Eugene Monroe
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2) Daryl Smith
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1) Marlon Brown
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Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …

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